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Old 05-08-2014, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 20yrsinBranson View Post
I operated a key punch machine in the army back in 1974. I took an ill-fated FORTRAN class in 1978 and I purchased my first computer, a TRS-80 from Radio Shack in 1985. (It set me back about $350 at the time).

I discovered the internet and the BBS system in 1990 and my first "512k dual floppy" laptop in 1993. The next milestone came when I purchased my first copy of Windows 3.1 in 1995. From then on out, it was uphill all the way. I pretty much taught myself everthing I know and it hasn't been easy keeping up. The biggest challenge was mastering UNIX commands to data mine databases back in 1994.

Keeping up is tough sometimes and it's been a long, bumpy ride, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! LOL


$350 was a lot of money back in 1985.

Probably a whole weeks wages.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:13 PM
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At the moment I am wondering if I ever learn how to use a computer.
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